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Western monks after Asian visas expire

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

Postby Hanzze » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:36 am

_/\_
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

Postby appicchato » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:39 pm

Just to throw a little more of a mix into this thread…I, personally, didn't ordain to teach (which seems to some here de rigueur)…and don't feel obligated to do so...I've given a few talks after reluctantly accepting an invite, but gritting my teeth all the way…maybe that will change, I don't know, and I'm always ready to share on a personal level…and the thought of living in a temple in the West is pretty much in the same class…once Asians get around Caucasians funny things start happening…monks included…many will not agree, I'm just relating a personal view and experience of an extended sojourn in Asia…kicking and screaming (metaphorically speaking) is the only way I'll go back…and with reference to the title…figure something else out (if you want to stay), there's always a way...

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

Postby Hanzze » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:28 pm

_/\_
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:02 am

And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
Lost in time
Lost in space
And meaning

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

Postby appicchato » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:22 am

Thank you Venerable, I'm aware of that…I'll cross that bridge (if and) when I get to it…Thailand has been very tolerant to allow me to remain here as long as I have and if it necessitates being a seventy (plus) year old student to carry on, well, stranger things have happened…

Be well...

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Re: Western monks after Asian visas expire

Postby Hanzze » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:16 am

_/\_
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_


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